National Geographic : 1948 May
Before the Lygon Arms in Broadway, the North Cots wold Hunt Gathers for Its Opening Meet - Chase of the Fox Across the Downs Gentlemen in pinks (scarlet coats) and boots and ladies in riding habits and bowler hats mount their horses, ready to follow the hounds, here await ing the opening horn. Lygon Arms has given shel ter to travelers for more than 400 years. It was a famous coaching inn for the London Worcester-North Wales road, which passed down Broadway's wide street, lined with buff colored cottages. The main section of the inn, where work men are repairing the roof, was built about 1530, but the front door bears the epic date in American history, 1620. Many famous people have stayed at Lygon Arms, from Cromwell, who slept there tra ditionally before the Battle of Worcester, down to the present Queen Elizabeth and the Dukes of Windsor and Gloucester. Thousands of Americans have visited here, too, including Henry Ford, his son Edsel, and grandson Henry (p. 637). j/ © The Times (London)d .